Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with 4me

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate 4me with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate 4me with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to 4me.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to 4me with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

To learn more about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.

Prerequisites

To get started, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
  • 4me single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.

  • 4me supports SP initiated SSO
  • 4me supports Just In Time user provisioning

To configure the integration of 4me into Azure AD, you need to add 4me from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
  2. On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
  3. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
  4. To add new application, select New application.
  5. In the Add from the gallery section, type 4me in the search box.
  6. Select 4me from results panel and then add the app. Wait a few seconds while the app is added to your tenant.

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on for 4me

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with 4me using a test user called B.Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in 4me.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with 4me, complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure 4me SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    • Create 4me test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in 4me that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  3. Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure Azure AD SSO

Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, on the 4me application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.

  2. On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.

  3. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, click the edit/pen icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, enter the values for the following fields:

    a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:

    Environment URL
    PRODUCTION https://<SUBDOMAIN>.4me.com
    QA https://<SUBDOMAIN>.4me.qa

    b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern:

    Environment URL
    PRODUCTION https://<SUBDOMAIN>.4me.com
    QA https://<SUBDOMAIN>.4me.qa

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL and Identifier. Contact 4me Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  5. 4me application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format, which requires you to add custom attribute mappings to your SAML token attributes configuration. The following screenshot shows the list of default attributes.

    image

  6. In addition to above, 4me application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response which are shown below. These attributes are also pre populated but you can review them as per your requirements.

    Name Source Attribute
    first_name user.givenname
    last_name user.surname
  7. In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Edit button to open SAML Signing Certificate dialog.

    Edit SAML Signing Certificate

  8. In the SAML Signing Certificate section, copy the THUMBPRINT and save it on your computer.

    Copy Thumbprint value

  9. On the Set up 4me section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

Create an Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.

  1. From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.
  3. In the User properties, follow these steps:
    1. In the Name field, enter B.Simon.
    2. In the User name field, enter the username@companydomain.extension. For example, B.Simon@contoso.com.
    3. Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
    4. Click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to 4me.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.

  2. In the applications list, select 4me.

  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add User link

  5. In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  6. If you're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure 4me SSO

  1. In a different web browser window, sign in to 4me as an Administrator.

  2. On the top left, click on Settings logo and on the left side bar click Single Sign-On.

    4me settings

  3. On the Single Sign-On page, perform the following steps:

    4me singleasignon

    a. Select the Enabled option.

    b. In the Remote logout URL textbox, paste the value of Logout URL, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    c. Under SAML section, in the SAML SSO URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    d. In the Certificate fingerprint textbox, paste the THUMBPRINT value separated by a colon in duplets order (AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF:GG:HH:II), which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    e. Click Save.

Create 4me test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in 4me. 4me supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in 4me, a new one is created after authentication.

Note

If you need to create a user manually, contact 4me support team.

Test SSO

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.

When you click the 4me tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the 4me for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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